COVID-19: Entry requirements in Valencia
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Click here to check the applicable entry requirements for the country you are travelling from and the restrictions for your return home. You can also find out what measures are in place for each region you are visiting during your stay in Spain.
Security measures for entry into Spain
If you are preparing a trip to Valencia by plane from abroad, it is compulsory to fill in this Health Control Form which can be accessed from the page spth.gob.es or by downloading the app on your mobile phone from the same page. The Spanish airports have incorporated three security filters for passengers: temperature, in a very efficient and high rigour process; a documentary control, based on the responsible declarations with health information that allows the traceability or the follow up of the person; and also a visual control.
When the form is completed, a personal QR code is generated. Travellers must present this to carriers before boarding, as well as at health checkpoints at the point of entry into Spain.
Entry requirements depending on the country from which you are travelling
1. Travellers from the European Union or European Economic Area
- From risk areas (consult the list here)
You must present one of these required certificates (except for minors under the age of 6):
- Vaccination certificate: issued by the competent authorities in the country of origin beginning 14 days after the administration date of the last dose required to be fully vaccinated. The accepted vaccines shall be those authorized by the European Medicines Agency or those which have undergone the World Health Organization emergency use process. The vaccination certificate must include at least the following information: full name of the holder, vaccination date, indicating the date of the last dose administered, type of vaccine administered, number of doses administered/full dose, issuing country, and identification of the body issuing the vaccination certificate.
- Test certificate: negative PCR or similar test (NAAT), or negative antigen test, of those included in the common European Commission list (https://covid-19-diagnostics), issued 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
- Recovery certificate (proof of having overcome the disease) issued by the competent authority or a medical service at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT-type test (PCR, TMA, LAMP and similar). The certificate shall expire 180 days after the date on which the sample is taken. It must include at least the following information: full name of the holder, date the sample was taken for the first positive SARS-CoV-2 test, type of NAAT test performed and issuing country.
Certificates must be written in Spanish, English, French or German. If it is not possible to obtain the original in one of these languages, the supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, done by an official body.
- From safe areas (consult the list here)
No test or certificate of vaccination or immunity is required.
2. Travellers from countries outside the European Union or European Economic Area
- From countries excluded from the risk area (consult the list here)
No test or certificate of vaccination or immunity is required.
- From other countries (consult the list here)
Entry is permitted for persons travelling for the purpose of tourism with a vaccination certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin beginning 14 days after the administration date of the last dose required to be fully vaccinated. The accepted vaccines shall be those authorized by the European Medicines Agency or those which have undergone the World Health Organization emergency use process. At this time, these vaccines are those supplied by Pfizer-BioNTech[NR1] , Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Jansen/Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm.
The vaccination certificate must include at least the following information: full name of the holder, vaccination date, indicating the date of the last dose administered, type of vaccine administered, number of doses administered/full dose, issuing country, and identification of the body issuing the vaccination certificate.
Check the entry requirements for the country from which you are travelling here, along with restrictions established for return. At the same link, you will find the measures you must take into account during your stay in Spain, depending on the region to which you are travelling.
Requirements for international cruise ship passengers
Passengers on international cruise ships sailing in territorial waters should not use the Spain Travel Health application. Instead, their information should be collected using the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form, available at this link.
Requirements for travellers at land borders
Everyone aged 6 or above from risk countries or areas travelling to Spain via land must have one of the vaccination, test or recovery certificates indicated above.
Mandatory quarantine for high-risk countries
All travellers from Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Bolivia, Colombia and Namibia must comply with a compulsory ten-day quarantine, in addition to presenting a diagnostic test for active infection with a negative result carried out prior to arrival in Spain, or the complete vaccination certificate, or the covid-19 recovery certificate.
This period may end earlier, if on the seventh day the person undergoes a diagnostic test for active infection with a negative result.
USE OF FACE MASKS
Everyone six years and older is required to wear a mask in the following circumstances:
- In any enclosed space for public use or open to the public.
- In any outdoor space where due to the mass of people, it is not possible to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between them, except for people who live together.
- On forms of transport: air, sea, bus, rail, including platforms and passenger stations, or cableways, as well as other public and private passenger transport in vehicles with space for up to nine people, including the driver, if the occupants of the passenger vehicle do not share the same residence. For passengers on ships or vessels, it will not be necessary to wear a mask when in individual cabins, or in outdoor spaces on the boat where it is possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres.
- At large outdoor events, when attendees are standing or if they are seated and it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between people, except for people who live together.
- People who have any sort of respiratory disease or difficulty which may be aggravated by the use of a mask, or who do not have the ability to independently remove the mask due to disability or dependency, or have behaviour disorders which make wearing a mask unfeasible.
- Should the use of a mask be incompatible with the nature of the activity, based on the instructions of the health authorities.
- Those places or enclosed spaces for public use which are part of the place of residence of the groups gathering there, such as institutions caring for the elderly or persons with functional diversity, spaces allocated as group living quarters for essential workers or other groups with similar characteristics, provided that at least 80% of said groups and the workers performing their duties there have been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, certified by the proper health authority. This last exception shall not apply to outside visitors, or to workers at residential facilities for the elderly and persons with functional diversity.
Correct use of the mask
Remember that the mask should preferably be hygienic or surgical and should cover from the nasal septum to the chin included. The use of a mask with an exhalation valve is not permitted, except in the professional field in which this type of mask may be recommended.
Free circulation of persons during night-time hours between 1.00 am and 6.00 am is limited in the following municipalities: Albal, Alboraya, Alcàsser, Aldaia, Alfafar, Alginet, Almussafes, Benaguasil, Benetússer, Benifaió, Bétera, Buñol, Burjassot, Canals, Chiva, Foios, Gandia, Godella, L'Eliana, L'Olleria, Manises, Massamagrell, Massanassa, Meliana, Mislata, Museros, Oliva, Paiporta, Paterna, Picassent, Pobla de Farnals, Pobla de Vallbona, Puçol, Puig, Rafelbunyol, Requena, Riba-roja de Túria, Rocafort, Sagunto, Silla, Sueca, Tavernes de la Valldigna, Turís, Utiel, València, Vilamarxant, Xeraco and Xirivella.
a) Purchasing medications, healthcare products and other basic necessities.
b) Visiting healthcare facilities, services and establishments.
c) Visiting veterinary clinics due to an emergency.
d) Fulfilling work, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
e) Returning to the customary place of residence following one of the activities envisaged in this paragraph.
f) Supporting and caring for the elderly, minors, persons with special needs, persons with disabilities or particularly vulnerable persons.
g) Engaging in hunting activities associated with controlling an overabundance of hunted species which may be harmful to ecosystems, agricultural and livestock farming production cycles, and road safety.
h) Cause of force majeure or situation of necessity.
i) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly substantiated.
j) Refuelling at petrol stations or service stations, when this is necessary to carry out the activities envisaged in the previous subparagraphs.
Limits on social gatherings
In residences, spaces for private use, and spaces for public use, both closed and in the open air, groups are limited to no more than 10 people, unless said persons live in the same household or unless they come from two households, without prejudice to the exceptions envisaged in the following paragraphs of this decision, as well as any other applicable administrative actions.
a) Non-professional activities related to child rearing and care, such as support and care for minors, the elderly, persons with special needs, persons with functional diversity and particular vulnerable persons.
b) Shared living arrangements for children with their parents who do not live together.
c) Family members taking in minors under any arrangement.
d) Meeting of persons with marriage bonds or couples who live in different residences.
e) People who live alone, who for the entire duration of this measure, may join another single household unit, provided that said household unit only includes one person who lives alone.
f) Work, institutional and transport activities, and the activities of educational facilities that provide the instruction referred to in Article 3 of the Education Act, including university education, nor those activities for which specific measures are established.
Bars, cafes and restaurants
The terraces of bars, cafes and restaurants may be open until 0:30 AM, at 100% capacity and a maximum of 10 people per table, which must be 1.5 m apart outdoors and 2 m apart indoors, where the capacity is limited to 50%, indoor tables may be occupied by a maximum of 6 people. Remember that masks must be worn while not actively eating/drinking, and that only table service is available. Also, there is no smoking on terraces.
The sale of alcohol is prohibited from 10 pm to 7 am in any type of retail sale establishment, regardless of its operating license, except in hotels and restaurants/bars, to which the rules specified in the point above apply. The consumption of alcohol on public roads is prohibited 24 hours a day, except in hotel and restaurant establishments, in compliance with the provisions of Article 69 of Health Law 10/2014 of December 29, of the regional government of Valencia.
Food deliveries or takeaways
Many restaurants are still offering home delivery or takeaway services by pre-ordering during their normal opening hours. So, if you would like to continue enjoying Valencian cuisine at home, check out all the options the city has to offer here.
- Businesses may remain open until 00.30 am.
- Food and beverages must be consumed at tables with the proper safe distance of a minimum of 1.5 metres between the chairs at different tables. Masks must be worn when not eating or drinking.
- Occupancy inside the establishment is limited to 50% of maximum capacity. Outdoor seating at these establishments may occupy all permitted tables, ensuring a safe distance of a minimum of 1.5 metres between tables is maintained at all times. Maximum capacity must be posted in a visible location at the entrance.
- Indoor tables may be occupied by a maximum of 6 people, 10 people for outdoor tables.
- No dancing is allowed inside or outside. No karaoke and periodic or amateur singing performances are allowed. Professional performances by musical groups and DJs are allowed, ensuring sufficient ventilation and a safe distance of at least 2 metres between the musicians and audience in the case of singers and wind instruments.
- Smoking is not permitted, nor is the use of any other tobacco inhalation device, water pipe, pipe or similar device, including electronic cigarettes or vaping in outdoor or enclosed spaces.
There is no capacity restriction in museums, but distancing, hygiene and prevention measures must be enforced.
Check our online agenda to find out about the exhibitions and the security measures for each one.
Theathers and cinemas
For cultural activities and outdoor performances, the maximum capacity is 75% of the approved capacity. The measures necessary to maintain a safe distance between persons or, if this is not possible, the application of alternative physical protection measures must be laid down. The use of masks is compulsory, even if the safety distance of 1.5 metres between persons is maintained (except in the case of groups of persons living together who may sit in adjacent seats). The public must remain seated and pre-allocated seats must be provided.
Live chat to solve your doubts
Consult the latest information related to COVID-19 from official organisations:
Valencia city council
World Health Organization
World Tourism Organization
- Coronavirus disease
- Statement on covid-19 coronavirus containment
- Joint statement on tourism and covid-19 - WTO and WHO call for accountability and coordination
If during your stay in Valencia you show symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat or chest pain, and difficulty in breathing, please
- Stay calm
- Do not leave your room or apartment
- Contact your accommodation staff by phone, or call 112 or 900 300 555
Where to get the PCR or antigen test
- PCR €120 Results within 48 h
- RAPID ANTIBODY TEST €35 Results in 1 h
- QUANTITATIVE SEROLOGY TEST €60 Results in 4 days
- ANTIGEN €60 Results in 1 h
- EXPRESS PCR €190 Results in 2 h
- CORONAVIRUS AB POST-VACCINATION: €30 Results in 24 hours
Service hours are: PCR and ANTIGEN: Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM. All other tests, Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM. Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.
Contact person: Amparo Piqueras, 96 317 78 06 (Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 3 PM).
Vithas Valencia October 9
- CORONAVIRUS RNA - PCR: €120 (approx. 24 hours)
- CORONAVIRUS ANTIGEN: €60 (approx. 4 hours)
- RAPID CORONAVIRUS TEST _ QUALITATIVE SEROLOGY TEST: €35 (approx. 1 hour)
- ELISA SEROLOGY_ QUANTITATIVE SEROLOGY TEST: €30 each (approx. 4 days)
- SEROLOGY + ANTIGEN TEST: €80 (approx. 4 hours)
- PCR EXPRESS (approx. 1 hour): €190
Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM
Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM (currently from 5 PM to 8 PM).
Dr. Orlando sees private and international patients and his hours are Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM and from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Hospital Quironsalud Valencia
Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, from 9 AM to noon and Sunday from 9 AM to 10 AM.
After hours, tests are done in the emergency room
Telephone: 0034 659 966 800
Special price for readers of visitvalencia.com (mention that you saw it here): €70 PCR, €45 Antigen. Results are sent by email in Spanish and English.
Clínica Doctor Serrano (C/ Grabador Esteve, 1)
- PCR test: Results: for tests done before 10.00am, 6–9 hours; after 10.00am, results the next day. Cost: €90
- Group PCR test: for groups of up to 10 people. Results: for tests done before 10.00am, 6–9 hours; after 10.00am, results the next day. Cost: €70
- Antigen test: Results: 15 min. Cost: €30
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8.00am–8.00pm
Saturday, 9.00am–1.00pm Contact phone: +34 960 265 758. Whatsapp: 672 109 916
Airport - Eurofins (1st floor, next to the Swissport counter)
PCR test (results in 12 hours) - €70, Rapid PCR test (results in 1–3 hours) - €95, Antigen test - €29.17
Prior appointment required. Make your appointment here or via the TrustOne app.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am–5.00pm / Tuesday and Thursday: 8.00am–6.30pm
PCR: 100 € Results will be received by email during the afternoon.
Serological test: €40
Antigen test: 30 €.
All tests are carried out from 8:00 to 21:00 in the hospital laboratory on the third floor. Make an appointment on their website.